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The Stellenbosch Village Museum

18 Ryneveld Street, Stellenbosch 7600, South Africa
+27 21 887 2902
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Gives a real feel for the history of the town

The museum is made up of a series of houses from different times in Stellenbosch's past, telling... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Reigate, United Kingdom
A Real Must See

This museum comprises of four original houses covering different periods in the town's history... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
18 Ryneveld Street, Stellenbosch 7600, South Africa
+27 21 887 2902
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Reviewed yesterday

The museum is made up of a series of houses from different times in Stellenbosch's past, telling the story of how life changed through the families living there. Each is introduced by someone in costume of the time, who explains what is significant about each....More

Thank banstead
Reviewed 1 week ago

This museum comprises of four original houses covering different periods in the town's history. All have a lady in period dress to explain their own house. All are furnished as they were during the period they are representing. Really, really good.

Thank Bracken3Haslemere
Reviewed 1 week ago

I am like a child when it comes to old stuff. All the way there I'm like,.... are we there yet? And on arrival I'm bug eyed with lots of ooh's and ah's. 4 houses, the furniture true to the time of each house. All...More

Thank RonaCCB
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This museum is very well set out - it consists of four houses which reflects various periods in the local history. You get a very good impressions of what life would have been like in the past.

Thank Go55
Reviewed 7 June 2017

A very interesting museum with buildings and displays very relevant to the town and the history of the town. The different ladies explaining each room were quite interesting. Very reasonable and definitely worth a visit.

Thank PretoriaTravelfreak
Reviewed 27 May 2017

Well researched authentic place to see past life in Stellenbosch. Spend time here and look at the entire collection of 5 cottages. Each has a host in period style costume. A fine collection of furniture. The gardens although situated in the middle of time are...More

Thank davesdrivesandtours
Reviewed 26 May 2017

Well preserved and interesting. You buy a ticket and get to visit 5 different houses where you get information on the history and owners of each of them. Well worth the visit.

1  Thank arpegiator
Reviewed 27 April 2017

A really interesting walk through time. What struck me was the the size of the rooms, even in the earliest house. The 'host' in this house was a very knowledgeable young lady who helped visualise how the house was lived in. Sadly some of the...More

Thank GerHey
Reviewed 23 April 2017 via mobile

Worth to visit. You buy tickets at the main entrance and you are allowed to visit 5 historical houses. In each house there is a host to inform you about the history and the owner. The accomodations are well preserved.

Thank krijger195
Reviewed 13 April 2017

Excellent and very interesting museum consisting of 4 historical houses all within a short distance of each other. You visit them in historical sequence, oldest first. You are met by a lady in the costume of the time and given an interesting narrative of the...More

Thank RHofBath
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